Hear from the latest and greatest. 

Join the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for public events with renowned artists, designers, scholars, and filmmakers.

The audience is watching a Torkwase Dyson talk.

Visiting Artists Program

Inspiring artists talks by today’s visionaries. We’ve welcomed over 1,000 international speakers since 1868, including Torkwase Dyson, Toyo Ito, Hito Steyerl, Wu Tsang, Ocean Vuong, and Fred Wilson.

Steffani Jemison speaking at a CATE events

Conversations at the the Edge

Dynamic weekly screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists. 

The facade of the Gene Siskel Film Center at night.

Gene Siskel Film Center

A curated collection of international, independent, and classic cinema reflective of Chicago’s diverse community.